My Judge Dee reading continues though these will be the last new Dee books for now. I was getting the books from the library, but the last two copies were so beat up, dirty (filthy is more accurate) and nearly falling apart that I gave up on library (or used copies) and ordered these brand spanking new copies.
The books here are all by Robert van Gulik, published by University of Chicago Press except as noted. Publication dates vary. All copies are new.
Judge Dee at Work – mystery, short story collection. This is where I started my Judge Dee reading, and I decided to buy a copy though I’d read one from the library. The stories cover Dee’s entire career - I recommend this list if you too want to read the books in the chronology of Dee’s career, as I’m doing: Dee Chronology
The Chinese Lake Murders – the third novel in the series. I read the first two, The Chinese Gold Murders and The Lacquer Screen in library copies.
The Haunted Monastery
The Chinese Bell Murders
The Chinese Maze Murders
The Monkey and The Tiger – two short novels collected in one volume
The Phantom of the Temple
Poets and Murder
The Red Pavilion
The Willow Pattern
The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee [Dover Publications] – three novelettes
The Emperor’s Pearl
In the Judge Dee series, I’ve finished Judge Dee at Work, The Chinese Gold Murders, The Lacquer Screen and The Chinese Lake Murders. I liked the last of those the best so far. I’ve really enjoyed the four Dee books, but now I’m going to take a break and read some other things. I haven’t been following my Summer reading plan (here), having read just two of the 18 books I’d planned. The rest are either partially read or not yet begun.
What did YOU get, new, used or from the library, and
what have you been reading?